Decision details

Review of Housing and Homelessness Strategies (Part 2): Housing Allocation Scheme and Tenancy Strategy & Policy

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve the new Housing Allocation Scheme and Tenancy Strategy & Policy.




(1)          the amended Housing Allocation Scheme be approved;


(2)          the proposed Tenancy Strategy & Policy, including the proposal to end the use of flexible tenancies for general needs council lettings, be approved; and


(3)          the Divisional Director for Housing, following consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Housing, be authorised to agree Local Lettings Plans and to update the financial limits for accessing social housing on a yearly basis.


Reason for Decision:  The Housing Allocation Scheme was a statutory requirement of Part VI of the Housing Act 1996 as amended by the Homelessness Act 2002 and the Localism Act 2011.  The Tenancy Strategy was a statutory requirement under the Localism Act 2011.  The Tenancy Policy was a requirement of the Tenancy Standard set by the Regulator of Social Housing.


Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:  As set out in the report.


Conflict of Interest relating to the matter declared by Cabinet Member/Dispensation Granted:  None.

Report author: Nick Powell

Publication date: 22/01/2021

Date of decision: 21/01/2021

Decided at meeting: 21/01/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 30/01/2021

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